This week, we explore the six traits of inclusive leaders, dive into why wellness programs improve recruitment efforts, hear about diffusing tensions at work, and learn how SMEs can track employee progress using Betterworks’ newest product, Team Edition. 

This week’s growth quote:

“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.”

–Doug Conant

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Why Inclusive Leaders Are Good for Organizations, and How to Become One

HBR

Diversity drives innovation. But how can you make sure that cultural differences enrich rather than divide your workplace? This article lays out a step-by-step approach for managers who want to master inclusivity.   

There’s Value In Wellness Programs. It’s Just Not Financial

TLNT

Studies show that wellness programs rarely improve health metrics, but they do have significant benefits when it comes to recruiting and retaining talent. Learn why wellness programs signal to employees and applicants, that companies care. 

Putting Humanity into HR Compliance: Overcome the Avoidance Instinct and Learn How to ‘Ski’

SHRM

It may seem counter-intuitive, but avoiding confrontation in the workplace causes deeper divisions. That’s because if you don’t deal with an issue, it festers. Learn how to deal with employee problems head-on, avoiding an explosion (or lawsuit) in the future. 

Betterworks Introduces “Team Edition” for Small and Midsize Businesses  

HR Technologist

Betterworks has developed a new product to help SMEs make sure that everyone is on the same page. “Team Edition” allows managers and teams to set and track OKRs with minimal effort, facilitating communication and improving results.

If you missed the last recap, read it here: Types of Motivation, Gen-Xodus, and Working from Home